Do you think you might be the victim of medical malpractice in Chicago, Illinois?
We may be able to help.
Our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys represent seriously injured patients and the families of those who have been killed because of mistakes made by doctors and other medical professionals. Most victims of medical malpractice are unfamiliar with the legal process and are unsure of what they should do to learn more about their options. The information on this page is intended to help answer some of your preliminary questions. Feel free to give us a call at 312-332-2872 or contact us online if you have a case you would like to discuss with a lawyer.
What is a medical malpractice lawsuit?
A medical malpractice lawsuit is filed when someone is injured or killed because of the negligence of their medical providers. Unfortunately, every day, medical mistakes are made in Chicago’s hospitals, clinics, dentists’ offices, and other healthcare facilities. When a mistake occurs that causes the patient to suffer a catastrophic personal injury , the law allows victims to take legal action to recover fair compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Who can file a medical malpractice lawsuit?
A lawsuit can be filed by anyone who has been injured because of negligent care by their medical professional—doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, dentists, and others. If the victim was killed because of the error, the surviving family members can file the suit on the victim’s behalf. Children who are injured can file suit, but obviously the parents are the individuals who take the steps on their child’s behalf.
When can a medical malpractice lawsuit be filed?
The lawsuit can begin as soon as you learn about an injury that should have been prevented by your medical provider. However, there is a time limit that applies to these cases, known as a Statute of Limitations. That means that it is very important to contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer soon after you learn of the injury. For example, in most cases you must file a claim within two years of the time that you became aware of the injury (735 Ill. Comp. State. Ann. §5/13-212(a)). However the rules are different for child victims and in a few other circumstances. A medical malpractice lawyer will be able to explain what applies in your case.
How much does a medical malpractice lawsuit cost?
You will pay no attorneys’ fees unless or until we recover compensation for you.
We understand that victims of medical malpractice are often placed in difficult financial situations. Hospital bills add up, wages at work are lost, and other expenses mount. It is for those reasons that we work on a contingency fee basis. Our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers have the resources to conduct an investigation and pay the court costs on your behalf. We only receive a payment if your case is successfully resolved. This allows a victim to receive fair compensation even if they do not have the money upfront.
Our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys have gained the reputations as some of the leading lawyers in this field of practice. From delayed diagnosis and surgical errors to birth injuries and medication mistakes, we have worked on virtually every type of medical case. Through this work, we have earned dozens of multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements. In one example, our legal team won a $14 million verdict against Northwestern Memorial Hospital for ignoring x-ray results, causing a delay in the diagnosis of lung cancer.
Levin & Perconti has the experience, track record, and financial resources to take on all types of cases and we work to ensure that superior legal representation is provided to all of our medical malpractice clients. If you or a family member has been injured because of the mistakes made by a Chicago doctor or medical professional, please give us a call and find out how we can help.
Call our lawyers at 877-374-1417, or you can contact an attorney through our website and we would be happy to discuss your potential claim and address any questions you have concerning your legal options.
Chicago remains the largest city in the Midwest and the third most populous city in the United States. The metropolis is home to many large medical facilities including Rush University Medical Center, the University of Illinois Medical Center, and the John H. Stronger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The area is also filled with several “teaching” hospitals and schools where new doctors work with patients under the supervision of experienced physicians. The University of Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois Chicago is recognized at the largest medical school in the United States.